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|Decades:||1990s · 2000s · 2010s · 2020s · 2030s · 2040s · 2050s|
|Years:||2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 · 2021 · 2022 · 2023|
|Ab urbe condita||2773|
|British Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4716 or 4656
— to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4717 or 4657
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|- Shaka Samvat||1941–1942|
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|Japanese calendar||Heisei 32
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|Minguo calendar||ROC 109
|Thai solar calendar||2563|
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2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter ED) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2020th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 20th year of the 3rd millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s decade.
Predicted and scheduled events
- July 24 – August 9 – The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
- October 20 – The 2020 World Expo will open in Dubai.
- Aurora Programme Exploration of the Martian geological environment.
- ESA's ExoMars Rover Touches down on Mars.
- Estimated completion date for the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia which is expected to become the tallest building in the world and the first to reach 1 kilometer in height.
- Planned initial observations by the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.
- Planned launch of NASA's Mars 2020 mission to study the habitability of Mars and prepare for future human missions.
- Planned launch of the unmanned Euclid spaceprobe.
- The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository was scheduled to begin accepting nuclear waste.
- The main segment of track extending from San Francisco to Anaheim of the California High Speed Rail system is expected to be completed.
- Earliest year that power aboard the space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 is expected to terminate (though either probe may function past this date).
- The Large Hadron Collider will be substantially upgraded.
- Estimated completion date for the Compass navigation system.
- The London Underground Northern line extension from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms is planned to be opened in 2020.
- London's Crossrail is scheduled to be in full service by 2020.
- Liberia will become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid – Norway will pay the impoverished country $150m to stop deforestation by 2020.
- Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the United States twenty-dollar bill.
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- "Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation". BBC. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
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